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DayBack Calendar for FileMaker Adds Multi-Day Resource Sceduling – FileMaker Today
FMT Newswire Seattle, Washington – DayBack Calendar, the add on scheduling calendar for FileMaker Pro Databases, now lets users balance their workload more easily with Multi-Day Resource Scheduling. Users now scan across their resources two weeks at a time, looking for gaps in the schedule, or resources that are overextended. This new view is delivered as an in-app update so existing calendar users can click to install this from within their own copy: there is no need to re-integrate DayBack Calendar with their database.
“If you’ve already integrated DayBack Calendar into your FileMaker solution you know that we’re releasing regular in-app updates to add new features,” says SeedCode’s John Sindelar “This innovation means that DayBack just keeps getting better once you start using it, and it we look forward to deploying more great new stuff this way.”
Multi-Day Resource scheduling is something you won’t see in Google Calendar or iCal. It let’s you see your workload as a series of columns, each representing the tasks, activities or appointments allocated to each resource. These “resources” can be people, trucks, rooms–anything that customers are competing for within your company.
Once your workload is allocated among resources this way, the Multi-Day Resource view lets you scan across these columns for up to 14 days at a time. This makes it easy to spot gaps in the schedule. SeedCode’s CEO, John Sindelar, explains how customers use this: “A contractor may call asking if they can get a piece of heavy equipment late in the afternoon one day next week. Using this multi-day view it’s easy to filter down to just those pieces of equipment that can do the job, and then to scan across the days to see on which day one of these pieces is free for a couple of hours in the afternoon. If your resources are people, this view also makes it really easy to see who has more or less work allocated to them and to easily drag the overage to an under-allocated individual.”
Drag-and-drop rescheduling on the the multi-day view makes balancing resource allocations easily.
DayBack Calendar is Completely unlocked and can be added to existing FileMaker databases following simple step-by-step instructions. It can be “linked” to your file in as little as ten minutes, or pasted into your file as a new layout. In addition to Multi-Day Resource Scheduling, DayBack Calendar offers:
* A fast,intuitive interface
* No plugins to install
* Does not require FileMaker Server
* Unlimited resources and filters
* Drag & Drop scheduling
* Color-coded events
* Translate to another language or your own company’s vocabulary (5 languages supported by default)
* Configurable popovers including adding your own buttons
* Use popovers or your own layouts for editing
* iPad compatibility
* In-app updates
* World class support
Based in Seattle, Washington, SeedCode has been building FileMaker templates since 2001 and is recognized as a leader in design, documentation, and development best practices. SeedCode’s John Sindelar is a returning DevCon speaker and one of the organizers of Pause on Error. He received the 2004 FileMaker Excellence Award for ‘Developing Outstanding Technical Resources for the FileMaker Pro Community’ and SeedCode Calendar was awarded the FileMaker Excellence Award for ‘Solution of the Year’ in 2010. SeedCode’s free SQL Explorer won the same Excellence Award in 2012. Copyright (C) 2015 SeedCode. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple Inc., is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.